Star Formation Areas
Index catalog to NGC: IC 1805
Constellation: Cassiopeia

An awesome arrangement of star formation is located at the constellation border between Perseus and Cassiopeia. The two constellations are named after figures from greek mythology.

Between numerous star clusters, the most prominent of which are the twin clusters NGC 869 and NGC 869 (lower right) and NGC 1027 (mid upper-left) deeply red hydrogen clouds (upper part of the picture) are embedded. Capturing these nebulae on colour film needs a perfectly dark sky as I find is sometimes in clear winter nights at Ebenwaldhöhe some 100 km from Vienna, where this photo was taken.

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